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Dates
Endured through most of the First Age, until it was wasted and abandoned in the Dagor Bragollach, probably in I 455
Location
The land east of Gelion, from Mount Rerir in the north to the River Ascar in the south
Race
Division
Settlements
The halls of Caranthir were beside Lake Helevorn, in the far north of the land
Pronunciation
tharge'lion (the 'e' here is pronounced as in English were)
Meaning
'Beyond Gelion' (Gelion being the river that separated this land from Beleriand)
Other names

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Thargelion

The land beyond Gelion

Map of Thargelion
Slightly conjectural1
Slightly conjectural1

The name, meaning simply 'land beyond Gelion', given to the northern parts of the region that lay between the River Gelion and the Blue Mountains. After the Return of the Noldor, Caranthir dwelt here, and after this time it was more usually called Dor Caranthir ('Caranthir's land').


Notes

1

The location of Caranthir's halls are not marked on any canonical map, and so the location shown here is an approximation based on the textual sources. For more on this topic, see the entry for Dor Caranthir.

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